SPOR Graduate Studentship in Patient-Oriented Research Competition

Award Quick Look

Deadline: No Deadline

Amount: 30,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Science

"With the consolidation of Alberta Innovates, we have recently under taken an organization-wide review of our programs to inform future programming and are currently working with our Senior Management Team on a plan for our training programs. As such, we have not confirmed any 2018 trainee competitions at this time. I anticipate more information coming in the next couple months and would recommend periodically checking our website for any program updates.​"
- Alberta Innovates 


The Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship provides opportunities for individuals enrolled in a thesis-based Master’s or PhD program at an Alberta university to undertake health-related research with a patient-oriented approach.





$30,000 for one year potential to renew


  • Applicants must reside in Alberta
  • Be enrolled in, or accepted to, a graduate program at an Alberta university undertaking health-related research training leading to a thesis-based graduate degree. Applicants may be entering their first year of graduate studies in either September of the competition year or January of the award year.

Application Process and Instructions

  • The Graduate Studentship in POR competition is administered in partnership with the AIHS
  • Visit this website to complete the application form
  • One-page supplement outlining the propsed project as well as demonstrate how the research embodies the principles of POR. A description of patient and community partnerships established should be described as well as how the research question answers a need in the community

For more information:

  1. Email: SPOR@aihealthsolutions.ca
  2. Call 780-429-9327
  3. or website